Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking at an elevation of (3210m) in Annapurna region is the squat and easy trek ideal for every trekking enthusiast. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking or Annapurna Panorama trekking positioned nearby Pokhara. This place is rich in concealed treasure of Nepalese culture and custom. The name of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is derived from two native words Ghore (horse) and Pani as a (water) this habitation used to be the resting point for ancient merchants who found water in the place for their horses and the poon is the name of the close by the hill. This expedition is very well recognized a place for those explorers to do hiking in the Himalayas who have only short vacation for a week including Ghorepani is classic trekking destinations for all seasons. This trekking takes you over stunning forests with terraced fields.
Ghorepani poon hill trek drives from Pokhara to Birethanti via Nayapul where will start walking getaway from Nayapul then heading towards numerous places such as Sudam, Tikhedunga, Ghorepani. our main destination starts from the incredible sunrise with panoramic sights of the mountains surrounding Annapurna(8091m.), Dhaulagiri(8167m) Himchuli, Machhapuchhere (fishtail)(6993m) Manaslu (8157m), Dolpo range and other several mountains sideways the world deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge from Poon Hill are grandiose. Most of the societies are from Magar, Gurung, and Brahmin folks, the majority in this zone run lodges/tea households business for the travelers to deliver the excellence accommodation and meals. A sight of snowcapped peaks whirling from grey to pink to excellent white is also just overwhelming and lovely lavish flora, rhododendron forests, Oak, Pine, and junipers etc.an even rare animals are observed sometimes during your track you can also relish the icy waterfalls and also delight the hot springs bath at the end of your trekking in Jhinu Danda. Finest season of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek would be on winter-spring season throughout the month of January, February, March, April, may, June and Autumn season during the month of September, October, November, and early December.
This trek is a comparatively easy trek which can be complete all year round, while autumn and spring are considered the most imposing. Our ABC Treks representative will give you more importance like if you are planning to stopover this trek you can start the trip whichever date that will suitable to your holiday schedule, no matter which option you chose. It is for those folks who have insufficient holidays but wants to views of the Annapurna Himalayan range within a short span of time.
Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5051ft)
Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)
Day 04: Hiking to Poonhill (3210m/10531ft, and trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,626ft)
Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft)
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk to Nayapul drive to Pokhara
Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 08: Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

As you land at Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), finish your custom formalities and get to the airport waiting terminal, you will find Adam Travel representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Adam Travel signboard. Meal Included: Special welcome dinner. Accommodation: 3 Star Category Hotel.

Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5051ft)

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starts today after an hour’s drive to Naya Pul (42 km drive) in a public car/jeep through the prosperous village of Lumle. We start walking and we reach a large and flourishing town of Birethanti situated at the confluence of the Modi and Burundi Khola following the main street going through bamboo forests and pass through a large waterfall and swimming fissure. Trekking goes up the side of the valley taking us to Tikhedhunga. Walking Time: 4-5 hrs. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)

Today is challenging day since you have to conquer 3300 stone stairs. First, the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge then climb the steep stone staircase to Ulleri, a prosperous village at 2080m inhabited mostly by Magar ethnicity. After one hour’s gradual walk from Ulleri, we come across two beautiful streams. If you are a keen birdwatcher, there is a good chance of spotting different kinds of redstarts, varieties of kingfishers, dippers, forktails along the river, and magpies, treepies, parakeets, tits, many kinds of warblers, barbets, etc., around the cultivated areas. We further make a short climb to Nangethanti where we have our lunch. After lunch, our trek heads to Ghorepani at 2850m. From Ghorepani, we can see the magnificent panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche, Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Walking Time: 5-6 hrs. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 04: Hiking to Poonhill (3210m/10531ft, and trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,626ft)

We have to reach Poon Hill before sunrise so that we do not miss the magical moment, so we get up early before sunrise. It is a wonderful experience watching the first ray of sun over the mountains. We will encounter the best mountain vistas and is well worth the effort is taken to climb to Poon Hill (45 minutes climb). Himalayan view from Poon Hill is indescribable when the rising sun’s rays gradually strikes the Himalayan giants including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna south (7219m),Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), fishtail or Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), Dhampus peak (6,012m) among others. We spend some time picturing at Poonhill and return to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue our trek to Tadapani through rhododendron forest with more than 15 species of rhododendron. If you are trekking in springtime the blooming colorful rhododendrons will fascinate you. We have our lunch at Banthanti and again continue through rhododendron forest. We have about thirty minutes climb before reaching Tadapani. From here we have great views of Annapurna South (7219m), Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6993m). Walking Time: 6-7 hrs. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft)

Today the trail starts descending steeply off from Tadapani. The first part of the trek today will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into gardens of dazzlingly beautiful flowers, mostly red and pink. After trekking some more time, we enter the village of Ghandruk, an undulated settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains. We will visit the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk to acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people. Walking Time: 3-4 hrs. Accommodation: Local Lodge. Included Meal: B, L, D

Day 06: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

Today, we trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village and then terraced farms. It keeps on going down almost without breaks from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. By the time, we arrive at Birethanti, some of us would feel like having made a downhill marathon. But our marathon is not over yet. From Birethanti, a half-hour’s walk takes us into Nayapul. The journey on foot comes to an end at Nayapul. Then, we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. We can enjoy the lakeside view at the evening time. Overnight at hotel. Walking Time: 4-5 hrs, Driving Time: 1 hr Accommodation: 3 Star Category Hotel. Included Meal: B, L

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu where you will have the time at leisure, either to continue sightseeing on your own or to do some shopping for last minute souvenirs and gifts. Spend the night at a hotel in Kathmandu. Included Meal: Breakfast and farewell dinner at Nepali Cultural Restaurant

Day 08: Departure

Sadly your tour has come to an end, and today you will be picked up by your driver and dropped off at the airport in time for your onward flight. Included Meal: B

What is included?
Airport Pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB basis.
TIMS(trekkers information management system)
Annapurna conservation trekking permits.
Food, Salary, Drinks and Insurance to guide and porters.
Three times a meal during the trek.
Local transportation during the trek.

What is not included?
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Your travel insurance
International Flight ticket.
Any expenses of personal nature.
Any kinds of bar bills, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Rescue Operation
Nepal entry Visa Fee.

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